Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Alfred Carrigan, Willis F. Carrigan, 9 North 49 West

In 1900 Vermilion County, Illinois, Willis F. born Oct 1885 in Illinois and and Alfred March 1890 Nebraska are with farming father William May 1856 and Rosa A. March 1857, both born in Illinois. Edith M. is 12, Elizabeth is 8, Marie 5, George 4, and Jason 1. On the same page is William Carrigan, 20, working for a neighbor.
Alfred registered for WWI with a Fleming address, farming, with a wife and baby, born March 8, 1890 at Kearney City, Nebraska.

Alfred proved up two quarters in 7, 9N 49W in September 1919.
In 1920 Logan County, Alfred is farming, 29, with Agnes 35 and Paul R. 6, both all three born in Indiana.
In 1930 Logan County, Alfred is 40, Nebraska, Agnes 44, Paul R. 16, Dale W. 9, and Clyde E. 3, all four born in Indiana.
Alfred died in 1930, and is buried in Haxtun # 106734344.
In 1940 Vermilion County, Clyde 19 and Dale 13 are with Agnes 54.


Agnes (Winters) Carrigan 1885-1968 is buried in Vermilion County, # 23904526.
Married Alfred Carrigan on December 1, 1912
Obituary read: "Mrs. Agnes Carrigan, 83, of 406 Guy; Georgetown, died at 10:05 a.m: Friday (Sept. 13, 1968) at St, Elizabeth Hospital where she had been a patient one day. She had lived in Georgetown 37 years. She was born June 7, 1885 near Perrysville, the daughter of Samuel and Loretta (Chezem) Winter. She was married to Alfred Carrigan, who preceded her in death in 1930. Two brothers also death preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, Paul R. and Clyde G. Carrigan, both of Georgetown, and Dale W. Carrigan of Park Forest, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Mitchell of Georgetown, Mrs. Nellie Sandusky of Catlin, and Mrs. Daisy Sprouls of Perrysville. Also surviving are four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Georgetown.

Paul is a laborer in 1940 Vermilion County, married.
Paul R. 1913-1989, son of Alfred Carrigan and Agnes Winters, is buried in Vermilion County # 33010812, with Grace L. Blakeney Carrigan 1914-1987.
"was a member of the First Christian Church in New Port Richey, Fla., the Scottish Rite Consistory of Danville; Past Master of Russell Lodge 154 of Georgetown; Past Worthy Patron of Order of Eastern Star Iris Chapter 307, Danville. He belonged to the Egypt Temple in Tampa, Fla., and also he belonged to the West Pasco Shrine Club. "His past employments were with Hegeler Zinc, General Electric, Rockford Life, Layette Life Underwriters and Prudential Insurance Co. Paul retired in 1974. He served as an alderman in Georgetown for several years and served on the Georgetown School Board."
Dale W. Carrigan 1920-1968 is buried in Will County, Illinois, per one tree.

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In 1910 Willis is still in Vermilion County, 23, with parents. Georgie is 13, and James is 10.
Willis Carrigan married "Levra" Ace October 8, 1913, recorded in Phillips County, Colorado.

Willis Franklyn Carrigan registered for WWI in Logan County, born October 1885, farming, with Leora his nearest relative.

Willis proved up two quarters in 7 and 18, 9N 49W in April 1919.
In 1920 Logan County, Willis is 34, Indiana, Leora 29 Nebraska, Frank 5, Norman W. 4, Marcella 2, and Willis D. five months.
In 1930 Logan County, still farming, Willis is 44, Leora 40, Frank 15, Norman 14, Marcella 12, Doyle 10, Rosetta 5, and newborn Inez.
In 1940, Willis is in Sterling, a road laborer for the WPA, Leora is 50, Rosetta 15, Inez 11, and Mildred 9.

Willis Franklin Carrigan 1885-1961 is buried in Sterling, # 36495530, with Leora (Ace) Carrigan 1890-1977 "Son of John William Carrigan & Rose Ann Rodgers "
(Lizzie E. Ace, wife of Norman Ace of Haxtun, was born in Indiana, August 16, 1871, and died at Sterling, Colorado November 30, 1926, at the age of 55 years, 3 months and 14 days. She had been in poor health for several weeks. The illness which ended in her death began while she was on a visit in the east last fall. She moved with her family to Nebraska when she was 8 years of age, where she lived until after her marriage near Hastings, Nebraska, in 1889. With her husband she had made her home in Colorado near Haxtun since 1912. She is survived by her husband and four children. The children are: Arthur Ace of Alliance, Nebraska, Raymond Ace of Haxtun, Mrs. Alice Forster of Denver and Mrs. Leora Carrigan of Proctor. There are also 12 grandchildren and many friends who will mourn the loss of a loving wife, a dutiful mother and a good friend. )


Inez Marostica of Johnstown, Colorado passed away peacefully on April 27, 2014 at North Shore Health and Rehab, Loveland. Inez was born in Sterling, Colorado to Willis Franklin and Leora Ace Carrigan. She was the sixth of seven children (3 brothers and 3 sisters) all of whom have preceded her in death. Inez graduated from Sterling High School. She married John Louis Marostica, Jr. of Iliff, Colorado on February 2, 1947 (John passed away on July 12, 2004). Inez and John moved from Sterling to Johnstown, Colorado in the summer of 1964. Inez was the Senior Coordinator of the Johnstown Senior Citizens Club at the Johnstown Community Center. She also worked for the Johnstown Clothing Store (1976-1983), Byers Mercantile (1980-1981), Hested's Store (1969-1976) and American Fertilizer Company (1965-1969). Inez was a very independent Irish woman who taught her five children that same independence. She was always willing to help and give to others. Even though she converted to the Catholic faith upon marrying John, she always remained a Presbyterian at heart. She is survived by her three sons and two daughters, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Inez will be missed by many and forever loved by all that knew her. Per Inez's wishes, she requested just her immediate family bid her farewell. She will be buried next to her husband of 57 years in the Johnstown Cemetery.

Frank Carrigan married Marjorie Rowe September 4, 1937, recorded in Washington County, Colorado.
In 1940 Logan County, Proctor precinct, Frank is 24, Marjorie 19, with newborn Bonnie.
Frank 1914-1959 is buried in Sterling, and # 47025892 says his spouse is Marjore (Carrigan) Bridwell # 192101983.

Marcella Carrigan married Joe E. Hester January 8, 1939, recorded in Denver.
Marcella (Carrigan) Hester 1917-1999 is also buried in Wheat Ridge, with Amel Joseph Hester 1907-1983.

Willis Doyle Carrigan 1919-1977 is buried in Wheat Ridge, Colorado # 66535799.

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